Japan’s economy shrunk at a 6.3 per cent annual rate in the fourth quarter after last autumn’s rise in consumption tax, raising fears of a deeper slowdown and putting pressure on Shinzo Abe and the Bank of Japan to mount a policy response.The contraction was far worse than the 3.7 per cent forecast by analysts, and similar to the slump after a previous consumption tax rise in 2014.
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….Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda echoed Aso’s view in parliament, saying that the idea was unacceptable because it does not take into account the dangers of running a huge fiscal deficit.
“It’s an extreme idea and very dangerous because it would weaken fiscal discipline,” Aso told parliament, when asked about the theory by a ruling party lawmaker.
“I have no intention of making Japan a platform for experimenting such ideas,” he added….